Expert Chimney Cleaning In The Woodlands TX
Guardian Chimney Sweeps is a trusted company in The Woodlands for providing chimney sweep and chimney cleaning services. All of our chimney technicians are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), and we deliver speedy chimney services at affordable prices.
Chimney Sweep – The Woodlands
Chimney sweep services are an important part of a household budget to ensure the safe use of your fireplace and chimney in The Woodlands. The certified chimney sweeps at Guardian Chimney Sweeps are experienced and have training provided by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Chimney sweeps offer chimney cleaning, chimney inspections, chimney repair, masonry repair, masonry rebuilds, chimney lining replacement, flashing repair and replacement, and more.
Chimney Sweep & Chimney Cleaning in The Woodlands
Chimney sweep and cleaning in The Woodlands should be scheduled every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). If you have a wood-burning fireplace, chimney sweep and cleaning is essential for safety reasons.
Wood fires leave deposits of flammable creosote inside the flue lining every time there is a fire. Creosote exposes your home to dangerous chimney fires because flaming embers that fly up the chimney can ignite the creosote. Chimney fires are often destructive and highly dangerous. If an obstruction occurs in the chimney due to a buildup of creosote, occupants of the home are at risk of being exposed to deadly carbon monoxide fumes.
Schedule chimney sweep and chimney cleaning in The Woodlands with the certified experts at Guardian Chimney Sweeps. We offer rapid chimney cleaning services, affordable pricing, and guaranteed satisfaction.
The Woodlands Chimney Inspections
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) joins with the NFPA in recommending annual chimney inspections, which are essential chimney sweep services. The CSIA does not recommend both annual chimney inspection and chimney sweep and cleaning services. Instead, they recommend chimney cleaning when there is 1/8 of an inch of creosote built up inside the liner. When it comes to chimney inspections in The Woodlands, all leading fire safety experts in the US agree that they should be performed every year.
Chimneys are vulnerable to damage, and damaged chimneys create various potential dangers to the home and family. Perhaps most notably is that chimney inspections can detect cracks in the chimney liner. It is imperative that chimney flues, aka flue liners, are completely without any type of deterioration or damage. Chimney sweep and cleaning services are essential because it's impossible to see the condition of a chimney liner if it is coded in creosote. A Level 2 chimney inspection uses a video camera to inspect the entire chimney flue, but chimney sweep and cleaning services often necessary first. When there is so much as a tiny crack in a chimney liner, two types of danger become a heightened risk, as follows:
- Combustible parts of the home are exposed to intense heat if there is damage to the liner. The combustible materials undergo a process call pyrolysis. This process significantly lowers the temperature at which materials will ignite. Eventually and without warning, the day comes when the exposed materials catch fire and create a hazardous home fire.
- When there is a breach in the liner, toxic fumes go into the living area of the home. Carbon monoxide is one type of toxin released by wood fires. Carbon monoxide is deadly because it doesn't have a taste or smell, it’s invisible, and it doesn't cause obvious symptoms until it is typically too late to escape to safety.
More Chimney Sweep & Cleaning Services
Homeowners in The Woodlands may require chimney repair for a leaky chimney, chimney crown repair, chimney flashing replacement, chimney cap installation, a chimney inspection, or a number of other chimney sweep and cleaning services. Call the certified experts at Guardian Chimney Sweeps for reliable chimney maintenance in The Woodlands.